Learn about Kingston’s Wartime Buildings from Local Historian

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Fort Henry, Kingston Ontario

On Thursday, May 25th, local historian Peter Gower will speak on the city’s wartime buildings at a public event.

Gower’s presentation “Kingston during the Great War” will feature dozens of photographs of sites associated with World War I, some of which still exist today, including a panoramic photo of the 10,000 men at Barriefield’s military camp in May 1916.

A retired elementary and high school teacher, Peter Gower is the author of Kingston in 150 Pictures –  set to be published later in the year with the support the Frontenac Heritage Foundation and the City of Kingston Heritage Fund.

The event is the fourth presentation in the City’s Heritage Resource Centre speaker series and will be held on May 25 at 10 am in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street.

Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot now at EventBrite.ca and learn more about the Heritage Resource Centre online.


Photo: Fort Henry (Internment Camp in WW1):
Benson Kua via Wikimedia Commons (cc)